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This was a project in my animation uni to animate a character to this very soundtrack. It was my first time animating in flash, so I found it quite hard to get my head around at first. Once I thought about it, just animating instead of using a computer program, I seemed to work quite well.

As you can see, I love squash and stretch. lol The character model was pretty bad for moving him much, but it was a good lesson for basic animation.
Time: 1 week.
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:icondeathdragon9:
Deathdragon9 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
CEWL
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
FANX
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squeakytoad Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
Pretty neat.
Kinda messy art though. I kept thinking, "If this art was cleaner and polished up, this would look so much better."
It's also got some unnatural movements and lacks flow and easing. Too many sharp and glitchy movements.

But who am I to talk...
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional Filmographer
lol this is the first time you have seen this man?! Where have you been?! ^_^
Firstly the character wsn't mine. The background shit it, but that was a 5 minute quickie handing in just before the deadline. This was the first time I had actually used flash...ever, and I only really animated, not drawing anything. The animation was done in about 3 uni days take away the time for lectures.

The begin is really jarring. I blame it on my inexperience and trying to really push the squash and stretch technique which i dont think is done enough in most flash. Plus i didnt want to motion tween things. The sharp movements doesnt give it that flash look, but i was hoping it would give it the more 2D traditional look. It doesnt. But seriously, this model was so shit....i wish he has elbows and knees at least. lol

thanks though man. i wish i had another model kinda like this, slightly more articulate, just so i could mess around animating in flash again.

so yeh, be gentle, first timer here done in a few days and expected to do sync and work with a crappy model. ^_^
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:iconmischievouspooka:
MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Nice animation!
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Professional Filmographer
thanks, it was my first flash animation. :)
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:iconanjinanhut:
anjinanhut Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Just great.
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Professional Filmographer
thanks alot. it was my first time animating in flash, so it was quite daunting not just animating something so elaborate for a first time, but synching to music and completing it in a week. :)
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:iconmajorasmask12:
MajorasMask12 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
oooookkaaaaaayyyyy...... O_o
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Professional Filmographer
lol, it was a uni project, dont hate the player hate the game. ^_^
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:icontheonlywarman:
TheOnlyWarman Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
lol
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for looking man. Hey, whats that sephiroth screenshot from on your devpage? I must watch it! lol
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:icontheonlywarman:
TheOnlyWarman Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
yeah it's a cool movie last order
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:iconjacki-lynnis:
Jacki-lynnis Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
haha thats awesome
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Professional Filmographer
heh, thanks alot buddy, glad you enjoyed it. :)
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:iconchangeshappen:
ChangesHappen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Student Filmographer
Lmao you're awesome at flash
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Aw, thanks so much for the cool comment. It was my first time. Hopefully I can get better once I do it more.
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:iconchangeshappen:
ChangesHappen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006  Student Filmographer
holy crap, your FIRST TIME?

my first time using onion skin is in my gallery. its called Yo Face...i think
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Professional Filmographer
heh, surprising that its my first time? ^_^ Kewl.
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TalosAT Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
Very nice animation, great movements for a 2d character like that, has alot of life to it :clap:
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Professional Filmographer
thanks very much man. indeed i did try to incorperate as much of my 2D animation knowledge to this animation, so i'm glad it comes off well. :)
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TalosAT Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
Your welcome :)
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:icongenekelly:
genekelly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
lol. Nice job.
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Professional Filmographer
thanks alot man. this really got my hungry for doing more flash animation. sad thing was, once i started to finally get into it, the project was over. :(
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:iconwheaman:
wheaman Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not loadin on this end :no:
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional Filmographer
damn. yeh, i tried playing it this morning and it didnt work, but worked fine on my girlfriends later in the day. try again, and still it doesnt work, check your flash player is update. may just be a bug.
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:iconwheaman:
wheaman Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was jes a bug ;p
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Professional Filmographer
cool. well i did edit the deviation and upload the file again just to be sure. it then worked for me after that, so maybe i fixed it.
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:iconwheaman:
wheaman Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that was prolly it, holmes
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:icondmajorboss:
DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional Writer
Heh, quite interesting.
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional Filmographer
thanks alot man. :)
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional Writer
No problem.

^_^
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:iconmightyflup:
mightyflup Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
that dude is funny as hell :D
great sound too :)
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional Filmographer
heh, thanks alot man. i cant take the credit for the sound, that was the animation tutors singing in the recording booth. lol
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:iconmightyflup:
mightyflup Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
cool tutors they are then!
and np ^^
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:iconnemosapien:
nemosapien Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
I really enjoyed your squash and stretch man. I'm not sure, but it almost feels like you made keyframes all at the same time so it looks like he pauses a little. It doesn't bother me because it fits the music nicely.
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanks alot man. I love squash and stretch, and without it the animation would have been so dull and ordinary. What do you mean made keyframes all at the same time btw?
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nemosapien Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
I'm not sure myself. I guess it it seems like every symbol was moving at the same time. Maybe the rattling instrument should be shaking more frequently between each pose that he strikes.
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I guess he moves all the time, so I know what you mean I think. As in just hold like his body and let his arms move or something? I wish I could get those rattling things to work properly but I couldnt animate the right look to it, always seemed abit weird.
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nemosapien Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
I wouldn't worry too much about whatever I was trying to pick at. The animation looks great. I'm just practicing my critiquing skills.
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stuntedsanity Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist
Bizarre but genius.
Great work!
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional Filmographer
thanks alot man. Its always interesting to see how the other students do this one. Its a short animation and theres not alot that you can really do with the character. The song gets frickin annoying after a while too.
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DaosX Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooo, really funny! Smooth animations too! Great job!
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional Filmographer
thanks alot man. I really wanted to concentrate on a good animation here, putting my 2D knowledge into the computer. It was hard because theres no curves in the figure. If I animated it by hand it would look more boucey I guess. Less rigid in areas anyway.
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Yholl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Funny! Comically oversized moustaches are the best!!!
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional Filmographer
heh heh, yeh they are man. Aswell as giant oversized hats....this guy has no eyes!!! lol
Cheers for looking though.
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bonnybanshey Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006   Artist
XD
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional Filmographer
:highfive:
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:iconbonnybanshey:
bonnybanshey Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006   Artist
i hope you check out my vid
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional Filmographer
what vid? couldnt see anything. :confused:
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